One Dead in Shooting at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky

  • One Dead in Shooting at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky

One Dead in Shooting at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky

The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during almost a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor's death.

An unverified video was posted on Twitter that shows a man opening fire into the park.

Louisville Metro Police Department said in a statement that Jefferson County Sheriff's Department personnel were "performed life-saving measures on a male", but he died at the scene.

After this incident, Louisville Police has taken strict actions and has ordered that no one can stay in the park overnight.

Videos on social media show protesters fleeing the area and, in some cases, diving and crouching behind nearby parked cars, tents and trees as shots are fired. That person was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Rihanna's message comes slightly below a month after Cameron took to his personal Instagram to put up a message about Breonna, a 26-year-old black girl who was shot and killed by Louisville, KY police whereas at dwelling sleeping in her mattress in March, and the way he's "within the means of figuring out what investigatory steps we imagine we have to happen".

"Whether they were there at the time of the shooting or not, I know the sadness of those who have been organising and participating in peaceful protests for racial justice".

Saturday's shooting is at least the second such incident during almost a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor's death. On May 28, seven people were wounded when gunfire erupted near City Hall.

According to Louisville Metropolitan Police Department arrest citation report, Steven Nelson Lopez of Louisville was arrested and charged with murder and wanton endangerment.

Several dozen people gathered on Sunday at Jefferson Square Park, which has been the epicentre of the continuing protests.

Dozens of people were arrested Monday after protesters in Louisville parked cars on a major bridge, blocking traffic between Kentucky and in for almost three hours to demand justice for the late Breonna Taylor. Some of the gun shots may have been the sounds of police returning fire. The police were executing a so-called no-knock warrant, which allows them to enter without identifying themselves. "He had been repeatedly asked by other members in the park to leave due to his disruptive behavior". "I thought they were fireworks", she said. "This is absolutely not what they wanted or any of us wanted", Mr Fischer said.

Those protests expanded dramatically after the 25 May killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pinned his knee to Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes.

"After talking with Breonna Taylor's family, I've come to the conclusion that it's long past time to get rid of no-knock warrants".

At a press conference on Monday (June 29), City Councilman Brent Ackerson said the investigation will be conducted by the Government Oversight Committee, which has the power to subpoena, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.